For the second week in row, Madison’s opponent went up on the Bobcats, but this week, there was no miracle come back. Madison lost 45-33 to Sky View in Smithfield, Utah.
The blue Bobcats scored three times in the first quarter taking at 17-0 lead in a game decided by 12 points.
Madison’s first drive ended when the Madison Bobcats went for it on fourth down on their own 29-yard line. Their second possession looked like it was going to turn into a fourth down attempt as well but Madison tried to Rugby punt the ball and it was blocked giving Sky View another short field.
Madison moved toward a come back later in the first quarter when recovered a Skyview muffed punt. Quarterback Easton Cordero then threw two first-play-of-the-possession touchdowns in a row. The first on a 28-yard pass to Joseph Lundin and the second on a 4-yard pass to Dawson Wills bringing Madison within three points after Ryan Winfree blocked a Sky View punt to give Madison a short field.
Sky View re-extended their lead seconds later when Scout Morris returned Madison’s kickoff 84-yards for a touchdown then Sky View scored again to make it 32-13 with a little under seven minutes left in the first half.
Madison then executed a 15-play, 80-yard drive to make it 31-20. Madison cut the deficit to a possesion once again after Cordero led a 69-yard drive in 1:12 taking advantage of an interception thrown by Sky View.
Sky View scored twice in the fourth quarter to take 45-26 lead. Madison scored with two and a half minutes left in the game but it was too little too late.
Madison Cordero had a big night in the loss accounting for 401 of Madison’s 405 yards and five total touchdowns. Cordero passed for 281 yards on 19-36 attempts with two touchdowns and rushed for 120 yards and three touchdowns.
Cordero’s big game combined with winning the turnover battle 3-1 seems like a recipe for success but their inability to stop the run did them in. Sky View out-gained the visiting Bobcats 377-124 on the ground.
Lundin led Madison receivers with seven catches for 124 yards and a touchdown. Trey Holloway caught four passes for 58-yards.
Madison will once again play a tough Utah opponent on the road when they head to Utah County to face Pleasant Grove.